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Second grade students' reactions and abilities to use the phone talk mode over the Internet were studied. Twelve second grade students at Danbury Catholic School in Danbury, Iowa, collected biographical information from key pals at Kailua Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii. Two months of basic keyboarding and the mechanics of signing on to the Internet preceded the experience; biographical data collecting skills were also taught at this time. Each student was observed (with video taping to confirm the visual observation) during the actual phone talk sessions. Only one second grade student at Danbury Catholic School in Danbury, Iowa, had difficulty with logging on to the Internet and with the actual typing. These observations suggest that second grade students are capable of handling and using the Internet to obtain information.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Barbara Safford


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